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He Wants to Play, They Don’t Want Him – Where Does Brett Go?

Favre talks to Sharpe and the Mooch

Brett Favre just ruined the Packers front office July 4th holiday.

The gun slinging QB now wants to do the very thing that just about everyone that knows anything about football knew all along – he never wanted to walk away.Favre has thrown out rumblings about wanting to return, and the Packers and GM Ted Thompson are now caught in the toughest rock and hard place he and the franchise have ever been in.

Do the Packers move Favre, the face of the franchise and the most popular player in team history? Or do they allow Favre to come back, again, and take away and stop the progress of what many think the future of the franchise is – former first round pick QB Aaron Rodgers? What would you do?

The Packers have reportedly told Favre to ride off in the sunset, enjoy the life away from the game. But after the teams gut wrenching defeat to the Giants in the NFC Title game, doesn’tFavre deserve another shot? Sure, he told the world in March he was ready to walk away, but you could tell in that interview that the fire still burned bright, and that he could walk out on that field today and still be as effective as he was one season ago.

The bottom line though is this – the Pack does not want Favre back. So where does he go from here? If Favre wants to play again, it likely will have to be in another uniform, and what a trip that would be. There are more than a few teams that would want to employFavre for one major title run, and here they are in a nutshell:

Chicago – A rival for many years, the Bears have a top-notch defense, but an offense that can’t find its way out of a paper bag. Would addingFavre make them a Super Bowl contender? Maybe. Maybe not. But tell me those two games vs the Packers this season wouldn’t be a lot of fun.

Tampa Bay
– Jeff Garcia is whining about wanting a new deal. The Bucs are an older team coming off a South division title a season ago, and if Favre was out there for the taking, I would bet that Jon Gruden would dump Garcia for a second for Favre and a true shot at a Super Bowl run in the town that’s hosting the game.

NY Jets – The Jets have had an active offseason trying to upgrade both sides of the ball, but adding Brett would be the biggest pickup the team has ever had. Chad Pennington and Kellen Clemens would have no choice but to take a back seat toFavre, who would quickly become the toast of the Big Apple.

Carolina – Many feel that after Tommy John surgery Jake Delhomme will never be 100 percent again. If that’s the case, the team has only marginal backups to turn to, and Favre would easily step in and take over the Cats. Again though, the Panthers likely are not a Super Bowl contender with him, so moving here would not be likely.

Philadelphia – Here’s an interesting one. The Eagles are a team that already have an established QB in Donovan McNabb, but other than one Super Bowl appearance, McNabb has never truly been able to get the birds over the top. Would adding Favre get them there? Again, who knows, but the franchise would be reborn if they get Favre and deal McNabb elsewhere.

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3 Responses to “He Wants to Play, They Don’t Want Him – Where Does Brett Go?”

  1. Shawn says:

    This is such a can of worms it’s ridiculous. I won’t go into any certain rant because I’m a total Brett Favre fan. The only reason I’m not sold on Glassjaw Rogers is because he hasn’t proven a damn thing…he’s shown he’s capable of some spark and getting hurt EASILY. So turn over the reigns to him, he gets hurt in pre-season and then what? Some backup douche running the show and back to 8-8 and the Lindey Infante days of horrible Packer football. Favre’s season was stellar, likely that of an MVP if it weren’t for the ridiculous season Brady had. Can he do it again? I think so…does he throw too many damn interceptions? I think so. But we didn’t blow it last year because of his pass – although that will linger with all of us forever – it was McCarthy’s stupid gameplan and play calling that blew it – overlooking the worst player on the field – AL HARRIS. Lambeau is a holesome place for families to watch football. They will sell their tickets, but Favre has been the Packers for a long time, turning away from him just because they so-called “built” the team around Rogers? Give me a break. Favre’s better, period. The fans want it, the team will be better with him and it’s a great story. We may not see a perfect game out of him week in and week out, but at least his ass won’t be on the bench injured like Rogers. But I’m a fan, according to Glassjaw perhaps maybe I should just “keep my mouth shut.”

  2. I MISS BRETT. No offense to Aaron, but the Packers and the NFL are more interesting with Brett than wnithout him.
    If the Packers don’t want him bring him back and trade him – there will be plenty of takers!


  3. Brett Farthing says:

    I’ve been wearing a Favre jersey since the 1st grade. I’ve had a Favre poster over my bed since the 3rd grade. I guess you could say I’m kind of a Favre fan. However, Im not as blind as many of his followers. Putting off the inevitable for one more season won’t do the Packers any good. Sure, whine about how with Rodgers under center they’ll go 8 – 8 and miss the playoffs. They’ve done similar with Favre under center. Last time I checked, football was a team sport anyway. Can one 38 year-old man whose arm is no longer good enough to make up for his poor decision making really be the difference for the Pack? Doubt it. Let the old man sit and let the kid play. After all, he did go 25 for 26 or something against a previously undefeated USC team.. so he’s not exactly a slouch. And for those of you who saw Rodgers play against Dallas, watch some early footage of Favre and tell me there aren’t any similarities.

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